On-Screen Female Superheroes Are in Demand, According to a New BBC America Study

After what feels like an age of waiting, we’re finally entering a new era of female-driven genre storytelling, on screens big and small. But according to a new study launched by BBC America, it’s just a start—and it’s also a push more vital than ever, with on-screen representation becoming hugely important to young…

Study on The Last Jedi's Twitter Haters Finds That Yup, Many Were Bots or Bad-Faith Political Trolls

For months before and after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi—a widely critically acclaimed movie and box office titan—what appeared to have been a small number of fans made it known they were rabid haters of the movie’s twist on the franchise’s formula. They were mad about everything, from plot holes and…

MoviePass Is Now Re-Enrolling Former Customers in an 'Unlimited' Plan Unless They 'Opt Out'

If e-ticketing startup MoviePass isn’t quite dead yet, there’s been no mistaking the telltale signs of a dead man walking for months now. After months of reports that the service was about to hit a financial brick wall, it suddenly ceased paying for major new releases, nuked its unlimited plan, and offered customers…

Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…

The First Trailer for Simon Pegg's Slaughterhouse Rulez Promises a Bloody Proper Fight

If you wanna be the teacher’s pet, baby you just better forget it...because you’re probably about to be devoured by demons. The debut trailer is here for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s latest horror-comedy, Slaughterhouse Rulez—mixing School of Rock with Stranger Things for a classy yet totally violent showdown.

All of Saturday's Spectacular New Trailers and News From San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Saturday is always a huge day at Comic-Con, and this year was no exception, as Warner Bros. came to rule the roost with an earth-shattering Hall H panel, including trailers for Aquaman, Godzlla, Shazam, and more. But that wasn’t all—as ever, there was so much news, and io9 is here to help you catch up on anything you…